Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
groups say it's not just about getting in. the u.s. civil rights commission says studies show that using racial preferences can hurt minorities by starting them out near the bottom of their classes. >> if they're towards the bottom of whatever class they go to, they are much more likely to give up on an ambition to major in science and engineering. >> joe johns is live outside of the supreme court for us. so joe, will this decision -- it probably will -- have implications on all college campuses? >> reporter: well, it certainly could. and you know, i have to say, this is such a hotly contested issue even now, and it has been over the years. just that last statement from the commissioner is disputed, you know. the academic mismatch, as it's called, is disputed among people on the other side who say it's unsound science. so just about every single point you look at across the board on the issue of affirmative action and preferences is disputed here in this courtroom right now. what does it come down to? perhaps a very even split. and we do know that justice elena kagan has recused herself.
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
could be yours. ♪ >>> some very disturbing video from the front line of the syrian civil war. some children, particularly, may want to look away. what you see running there is a young syrian boy who was hit by sniper fire. you can see him right there. well, cnn can't independently confirm the video's authenticity. [ speaking foreign language ] >> this video is said to show a government aircraft going down in a damascus suburb. well, you can hear people shouting in arabic "god is the greatest" and there you see smoke billowing down from that downed jet, building up from that downed jet. >>> across syria optimists say 36 people are dead near a damascus suburb. it's an area they, "cleansed from terrorists." one involved the same turkish down with five civilians were hit last week. as the fighting continues, the united nations said syrians had fled the country, almost a third had fled. jordan and the u.n. are working to get children back in school but there are challenges. take a listen. >> there are two problems here in jordan. one is that i was just at the zatari camp near the border
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am PDT
is right for you. [ doctor ] enbrel, the number one biolog medicine prescribed by rheumatologists. >>> more fears that syria's civil war will escalate into a regional fight. for the fifth day in a row syrian army forces are exchanging fire with turkish troops on the border, and in northern syria here's what's happening. syrian troops, they are pushing to retake the key cities of homs and aleppo. opposition activists say at least 76 people have died across syria so far today. this is the suburb of aleppo in northern syria. the person who posted this video on youtube says it shows regime war planes attacking buses there and killing civilians. cnn has no way to independently verify the video. >>> well, empowerment. as children it wasn't a feeling that stella paul or humming bird knew. they didn't know it well at all. they learned find power from within. they broke free from lives of abuse and repression, and now through their work with world pulse and the power of social media they are teaching other women how to do the same. cnn is proud to support world pulse whose mission is to connect wome